2Face Idibia

2Face Ibidia ( born September 18, 1976 in Jos, real name Innocent Idibia Ujah ) is a Nigerian hip hop musician and songwriter. He was until its dissolution a member of the R & B / hip- hop group Plantashun Boyz.

Early years

Idibia is from the Idoma - people in the southern part of the state of Benue in central Nigeria. He briefly attended the Institute of Management & Technology (IMT ) Enugu, one of the highest educational institutions in the country, where he started an undergraduate course ( National Diploma ) in Business Administration.

However, he did not rule it off, but decided to work on his musical skills by appearing in shows and at parties, by the IMT and some other facilities such as the Enugu State University of Science & Technology and the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus were organized. His breakthrough came with the jingles that he for the famous radio show GB Fan Club in Enugu State Broadcasting Services ( ESBS ) wrote and sang in 1996. Then he moved to Lagos and started to work with his former comrades IMT Blackface and Faze, with whom he founded the Plantashun Boyz. In 1996, he began to call themselves 2Face. The name refers to the outer and inner side: "When you first see me, you can see the outer side, but if you get to know me, you can see the inner ," he stated in a BBC interview.

In 2005, 2Face won in the first listed category Best African Artist at the MTV Europe Music Awards. In addition, the rapper was nominated for Best African Act at the MOBO Awards.


  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Kennis Music
  • Hit Position: -
  • Sold: over 2 million
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Kennis Music
  • Hit Position: -
  • Sold: not available
  • Released: 2008
  • Manufacturer: Hypertech
  • Hit Position: -
  • Sold: not available


  • MOBO Awards 2007 - Best African Act
  • Hip Hop World Awards 2006 - Special Recognition Award
  • Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2006 - Special Recognition Award. Nigeria Breakthrough Artist of the Year
  • MTV Europe Music Awards 2005 - Best African Act
  • MOBO Awards 2005 - Best African Act ( nomination )
  • Channel O Music Video Awards 2005 - " Best Male Video" and " Best African Video " (both for " African Queen " )
  • Kora Awards 2005 - Revelation of the Year
  • Nigeria Music Awards 2008: Awards in the categories " Album of the Year " and "R & B Song of the Year "